Rimbey RCMP detachment investigated 40 files this week. Highlights include two more drug busts, domestic disputes, sexual assault, theft and other serious matters.
Drug possession busts
Your local Mounties made two more drug busts resulting in seizures of marihuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia. A local 27 year old man was arrested and charged for illegal possession of narcotics. In a separate case, a 17 year old male from Bluffton was charged with drug possession. Police will continue to pursue those who are involved in the illegal drug trade in our community.
Domestic abuse reports
Police are investigating a case of domestic abuse where the victim was allegedly assaulted over a long period of time. Eventually, she reported the violent behaviour to police and the man has since been arrested and charged with numerous criminal offences. There is no excuse for hurting a loved one either through physical or emotional abuse. Help is available. Rimbey and District Victim Services Unit has trained staff and volunteers available at any time, please call (403) 843-8494 or the detachment for assistance.
Sometimes, we see a variety of cases that would just make you cringe. Sometimes, we see cases that make us laugh. Many times incidents are reported that make us say, “whaaaaaat!?!” Unbelievably, this was a week full of the “whaaaaats”. In one such case, a young lady called 911 to report that her parents were making her do her homework against her will. That call nearly tops the drug user who called 911 to report that his local drug dealer was charging way too much for meth now because of all the raids going on … what his supplier was charging now was in his words, “just criminal”.
Wedding ring found
An honest citizen found a ladies wedding ring set on the side walk and turned them in to the detachment. If you are missing your wedding set, please stop by the office to identify the rings.
Man with handgun
Police responded quickly to a report of a man seen walking between houses and in alleys while carrying a handgun during the middle of the day. Police were unable to locate the suspicious person and no further reports were received in regards to the matter.
Missing and in jail
Two missing person cases were reported. In both cases, it was because police had arrested the men on outstanding warrants and they were sitting in jail and failed to notify their family of their whereabouts. Being in jail is bad enough…apparently working up the courage to tell your wife or mother that you are in jail is even worse!
Scrape your windows for driving safety
Police dealt with countless other calls for service, including a sexual assault case, Mental Health Act incidents, motor vehicle collisions, trespassing, fraud and other issues. Officers still found time to patrol school zones and highways to ensure everyone is driving safely. Officers noticed a trend that deserves mentioning… please take an extra minute in the morning to scrape off your windshield for a totally unobstructed view. One lady was seen driving her kids to school and she had only scraped a pie sized hole to peek through on her windshield. Kids walking to school need your full attention – if you can’t see them…how are you going to stop in time for them! Winter driving conditions make stopping on a dime impossible, so please drive with extra caution and slow down.
If you have any information regarding these or any other crimes, please call the local Rimbey RCMP Detachment at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers:
#8477 on Telus Mobility
*8477 on Rogers AT&T
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